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Old 02-09-2011, 11:20 AM
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We sit in between recruitment agencies - we have a network of 30 we communicate with regularly. My business provides salary packaging services to working holiday makers, people living away from home etc. I myself run an ICT focused networking group on Linkedin - largest in Perth.

Hows the market looking now? I know it's a lot smaller that over East, but Perth is where I will be.

What do you think the chances of me finding something without Perth (or even Australian) exp?

Will have a hunt for you on Linked In, if you let me have some details.

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Old 05-19-2011, 08:39 AM
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Just to update this. I'm now in Perth, and I have a developer job.

My background was 10+ years in development and maintenance, across a broad range of environments and applications. "Jack or all trades" as such.

I spent the first week meeting agencies and filling in their forms.
I spent the second week chasing agencies.
I spent the third week doing the ground work myself via
I spent the fourth week in interviews (4 at one company, 3 at another).
I spent the fifth week deciding between the two above and chasing agencies.
I started the sixth week.

So now I'm a .NET programmer (with a bit of SQL thrown in) for a Multinational. Not an exact match with my job history, but they seemed to like me.

Notes : Agencies are not that good (like the UK). Companies seem to like you to apply in person and be available for interviews the next day.

Contracting is popular. You will need to setup your own company (hard for a non-citizen I believe) or go through an umbrella company.

Good spoken English is a bonus. I was almost offered jobs on the spot as I was confident and could explain technical details easily - something that is often missing from a lot of IT applicants here apparently.

The pay is good. Even better when you compare it to the current exchange rate.

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Old 05-20-2011, 07:36 AM
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